Mike Holm, the brother of "The Bachelorette" winner Jef Holm, has confirmed recent reports of a cheating scandal involving Jef's fiancée Emily Maynard even after the couple publicly denied the allegations.
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On Wednesday it was reported that Jef, 28, had confronted Maynard, 26, over racy text messages and photos that she had allegedly sent to another man which prompted a fight.
Although the couple denied the reports in an interview with People.com, Mike insisted that the incident did in fact occur.
"I can tell you that it's all 100% true. I was there and I heard the fight and watched the whole thing go down, Emily leaving and everything. I love my brother very much and, like the rest of our family, I just want him to be happy," Mike told Us Magazine.
"We all love Emily, too. Mistakes happen, we all get that," he went on. "I hope they can work it all out, but as far as your story goes, it's all true."
The reality TV couple was reportedly visiting Jef's family in Pawleys Island, South Carolina on Aug. 19 when he allegedly found the racy text messages and pictures in Maynard's cell phone.
"There were texts and pictures: 'Let's do this and that with each other,'" a source told the publication. "Jef and Emily went into a bedroom and were yelling. He said, 'You've been f------ cheating on me for months … Pack your s--- and get the f--- out!'"
Although reports confirm that the other man has not yet been identified, critics have begun speculating who it could be with some suggesting that "The Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison could be involved. Staff at ABC and past winner Vienna Girardi were allegedly convinced that the pair had a secret attraction to one another while filming the show.
"Chris always openly told staffers that Emily was the most beautiful woman he'd ever laid eyes on," an insider previously told Star Magazine.
Shortly after reports of a cheating scandal broke, Maynard publicly denied that she and Jef were having any problems.
"It's one hundred percent not true," Maynard told People regarding reports that she has been cheating.